With recent declines in mineral fund and severance tax revenues due to declines in coal mining in the North Fork Valley, the Town of Paonia is considering ways to bring more income to its coffers.
In June 2016, the town estimated that declines in mineral leasing and severance tax revenues, which in their highest years brought some $125,000 annually to the general fund, had cost about $100,000 over the past five years.
The Delta County Assessor reminds all persons owning, possessing or controlling taxable personal property (furnishings, equipment and other movable personal property) that the deadline for filing a Personal Property Declaration Schedule is April 17.
All persons owning, possessing, or controlling taxable personal property with a total actual value greater than $7,400 (per owner, per county) on Jan. 1, 2017, are required to report the personal property to the assessor by April 17. Personal Property Declaration Schedules have been mailed to every person, business, or company known to own, possess, or control taxable personal property in the county.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free, volunteer-run, tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Colorado taxpayers who need assistance preparing and filing their 2016 tax returns.
A fear held recently by county government officials, that the Bowie Mine shutdown and other factors would take over $500,000 from property tax revenues next year, has proven to be a fear largely unfounded.
During a county department head budget meeting on Monday, assessor Debbie Griffith reported that the hit to county revenues from the Bowie closure and other economic setbacks will be "less than $100,000," far less than originally thought.
Newfound "friends" of the Delta County Ambulance District are organizing support for a mill levy question in November.
Linda Lowitz, a former DCAD board member, is the organizer of "Friends of the Delta County Ambulance."
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